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Ch 8: Teaching Diverse English Language Learners

About This Chapter

ELL classrooms contain students of diverse needs and backgrounds, and teachers must apply strategies addressing these diversities. This chapter focuses on instructional practices for diverse students and is an effective tool for students and professionals preparing for coursework or the certification process.

Teaching Diverse English Language Learners - Chapter Summary

In this chapter, you will find lessons that discuss specific ELL strategies used for special education students, students with learning disabilities, refugees, gifted students and individuals who lack a formal education. You will review the characteristics of each type of student and the strategies that are most effectively used to teach them ELL concepts.

In addition, you can learn more about the specific types of special needs and requirements of these diverse learners. After you are done with this chapter, you should be able to do the following:

  • Understand special populations of ELL students and the factors that impact their achievement
  • Apply instructional strategies for students with interrupted formal education (SIFE)
  • Use teaching methods addressing the needs of refugees and traumatized individuals
  • Identify students with learning disabilities and use strategies to teach ELL concepts to these students
  • Employ teaching strategies for special needs students
  • Teach ELL skills to gifted students

Access these lessons at all times, from any device, or print transcripts to use as study materials. Use online contact forms to ask instructors lesson-specific questions. Track your progress through the chapter using your handy Dashboard and self-assessment quizzes that determine what you have retained from each lesson.

6 Lessons in Chapter 8: Teaching Diverse English Language Learners
Special Populations of English Language Learners

1. Special Populations of English Language Learners

In your career as a teacher, you will encounter students from all walks of life. In this lesson, learn about some of the special populations of English Language Learners (ELL) students you may have in your class, the challenges they face, and the best ways to help them learn.

Strategies for Teaching ELL Students with Interrupted Formal Education

2. Strategies for Teaching ELL Students with Interrupted Formal Education

You probably have a few students in your ELL class who have not had continuity in their education due to different factors. This lesson provides basic guidelines for teaching these students.

Strategies for Teaching Refugees & Traumatized English Language Learners

3. Strategies for Teaching Refugees & Traumatized English Language Learners

Unfortunately, some students have gone through terrible life events. With the right tools, you can help the student feel safe, comfortable and prepared to learn.

Identifying & Teaching ELL Students with Learning Disabilities

4. Identifying & Teaching ELL Students with Learning Disabilities

English language learners without learning disabilities struggle because of language limitations. Those who have a learning disability struggle even more. This lesson discusses the identification and teaching approach as you walk through a practical example.

Instructional Strategies for ELL Students with Special Education Needs

5. Instructional Strategies for ELL Students with Special Education Needs

English Language Learners (ELLs) with special education needs cannot progress like average ELLs in developing English fluency. This lesson gives you some strategies with examples to assist ELLs with special needs.

Strategies for Teaching Gifted ELL Students

6. Strategies for Teaching Gifted ELL Students

Teaching gifted students can be rewarding, but it can also pose unique challenges. In this lesson, teachers are provided strategies and methods specifically designed for use when teaching gifted ELLs (English Language Learners).

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